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New Partnership Brings Hope to Processing Workers on Northern Peninsula

Jan 15, 2020

FFAW-Unifor is optimistic this partnership will bring in more product and more stable work to the employees who have experienced a difficult few years due significant declines in shellfish raw material.

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Harvesters Call for Immediate Removal of Offshore Draggers from Vulnerable Cod Fishery

Jan 13, 2020

FFAW-Unifor launched a campaign today calling on the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Bernadette Jordan, to immediately remove offshore draggers from the cod fishery on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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South Coast Harvesters Call for Immediate Action to Protect Cod Fishery

Jan 8, 2020

FFAW-Unifor is calling on the federal government to immediately remove offshore trawlers from 3Ps, to re-evaluate the new assessment model as well as to take action on seal predation.

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Fishing Industry Moves Forward Following Failed Union Raid 

Dec 3, 2019

Fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are ready to move forward following news that FISH-NL has ended their card drive and are dissolving the organization.

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MEDIA RELEASE: South Coast Harvesters Call for Immediate Action to Protect Cod Fishery

Nov 29, 2019

3Ps harvesters are concerned about future of the fishery and the impact offshore draggers and seal predation are having on the vulnerable south coast cod stock. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: Seal Overpopulation Linked to Threatened Extinction of Two NL Cod Stocks 

Nov 27, 2019

This lack of action is already being felt by fish harvesters and coastal communities. It’s crucial that we learn from what happened in the southern gulf and take action before the impacts cannot be reversed.

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World Fisheries Day

Nov 21, 2019

The fishery, like the entire economic structure of Newfoundland and Labrador, is going through a transition. At the same time, a generational shift is happening. In order to ensure our industry continues to thrive for generations to come, we must listen to young voices in our industry who will help us as we navigate our way through future challenges. Change can be difficult, but it also presents new opportunities and the chance to shape the future.

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FFAW Welcomes New Fisheries Minister with Call to Protect Inshore Fishery

Nov 20, 2019

Fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling on newly appointed Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Bernadette Jordan to make the protection and promotion of independent, owner-operator fish harvesters a key priority as she assumes her new ministerial portfolio.

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Long Harbour Workers Awarded Collective Agreement and Signing Bonus After 5 Year Battle

Nov 9, 2019

The janitorial workers at Provincial Ready Mix are celebrating a well-deserved victory at the Labour Relations Board following a five-year battle with their employer to negotiate their first collective agreement.

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FFAW Calls on FISH-NL to End Failing Campaign to Represent Harvesters

Nov 8, 2019

FISH-NL’s announcement that they intend to extend their certification drive an additional 90 days past their November 8 deadline is another desperate attempt to find sufficient support from fish harvesters, the majority of whom have repeatedly rejected FISH-NL’s efforts to represent them.

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